Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Sunglasses to McDonald french fries!

Abby is becoming quite a character!! She is letting go and standing on her own but will not take any steps. She sits down and begins crawling again. It is funny to see her get into Lillian's toys. Lillian comes running for whatever she has and Abby takes off crawling as fast as she can. And then it is a wrestling match to get whatever Abby has in her hands. Hope that one day they will share nicely!
Cool dude!!
Abby loves french fries especially from McDonald's. Here she is at Lane's shop with Lillian's happy meal stealing some fries out of it.
We have a busy weekend with it being the fourth and then leaving for Destin on Monday. Hope everyone is having a great week.

Monday, June 28, 2010

Lake Winnie and Friends!!

We had a fabulous time at Lake Winnie on Saturday!! We didn't want to get up early that morning to drive so we headed to Chattanooga on Friday night. Lillian was so excited!! Donnie, Leanne, and Katie Lee decided to head on too that night. So while we waited for them to get to the hotel, Lillian took a splash in the heated swimming pool.
After Katie Lee arrived, the hotel room was full of giggles and jumping on the beds.
These two did pretty well waiting their turn for each ride. They couldn't wait to get on to ride!!
This ride was the ride that both of them kept talking about......the Bumble Bee!! Only to be little again!!
Lillian loves Volkswagen bugs (why I do not know) and here she is getting to drive one.
Drive that motorcycle!
Lillian is going to be just like her mommy when it comes to riding a roller coaster. She absolutely loved this ride. She kept telling me that made her stomach tickle.
These were two tired little girls. Lillian did not want her picture taken. I believe the heat had drained her smile.
All tuckered out!
Lillian slept the whole ride home. On the other hand, Abby was thrilled to see us! She had stayed with Paw Paw and Maw Maw and with Aunt Rob. We would like to go back but when it is a little cooler. One last thing about the trip. The Cannon Ball roller coaster was not working all day but right before we were getting ready to leave it opened up. So to close out the trip Leanne and I rode the coaster. I am so much like a kid when it comes to rides. I would recommend Lake Winnie to everyone!!

Monday, June 21, 2010

Father's Day Weekend 2010

Well, we were not able to attend the last two days of swimming lessons due to running fever and ears hurting. We have been putting drops in her ears and that has helped. Now we are going to try the chiropractor before we have to make a trip to the doctor. Lillian had a very good time with swimming lessons and we look forward to them next year. I would recommend Mary Beth Young. She is an elementary teacher at Brookhill and does really well with the children. She charged us $60.oo for an hour. On Thursday Lillian was jumping off into the deep in from the side of the pool and then from the diving board. Now she will need to practice those skills at my sister Mia's house at least once a week if not two days.
Saturday night we went to Lowe's for Chris to check out the pressure washers for Father's day. These two always have fun in the buggies where they can drive a car.
Laura Leigh sent me a catalog of Mary Kay make-up through mail and Lillian has taken over it. She looks at it very often and even made the comment about that she was going to sell make-up one day and that she needed to go and make a business call (she has heard my sister Tammy say that a lot due to them having their own business). Sunday afternoon this is the sight that I caught her in while looking at the make-up magazine.
Of course the day wouldn't be complete without posing with Daddy on Father's day.

I had my family over that night after church. I didn't take any pictures because we were too busy planning our trip to Destin in July. We decided that we would go whether they had oil or no oil. There are plenty of other things to do in Destin that doesn't involve the beach. Hope that everyone had a great weekend.

Monday, June 14, 2010

Busy Summer!

We had a very busy weekend and now we are going to have a very busy week. I just had to share this picture because it is so funny. You never know what position you might find Lillian asleep in!!
Friday night we took supper to Chan and Marla's house. Lillian kept asking when was Friday going to get here so that she could see Allie but her plans changed. She went with Aunt Rob to see cousin Natalie's dance recital so it was a little quiet at the Hinkle household. Abby was creating a little noise but not as loud as Lillian would have been. Allie has had a high count of jaundice and she needs to be put under a lamp. I took my flash off so that you could see the lamp. As of Saturday her count was down. Maybe she won't have to be on the lamp very long.
So sweet!!!
Almost walking!!
Saturday was Emily Smith's big wedding day! It was so gorgeous especially the cakes at the reception. We hope that Emily and Keith will have a wonderful life together!!
Happily Married Couple
Sunday night after church we headed to the Kiddie Carnival for a private party to kick off our V.B.S. A big thanks goes out to Amber Lovell for getting it!!!! The kids loved it!!

Abby's first ride
Lillian loved it!!
Riding together!
Today was Lillian's first day of swimming lessons. I really didn't know what to expect. Believe it or not she actually did very well. She could not though sit still on the steps. It was like she had ants in her pants. We are really going to have to practice on what Mrs. Mary Beth told us to do.
Blowing bubbles!
I can jump in the water!!!
Everyone is invited to our V.B.S. at 7:00 p.m. each night this week. Hope to see you there!!

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Welcome Baby Allie Elizabeth!!

On Monday, June the 7th Allie Elizabeth Hinkle made her way into the world at 10:58 p.m. weighing in at 6 pounds and 3 oz. and measuring 18 inches!!!! She sure did make all of us wait long enough!! The doctors started giving all the meds to Marla about six that morning and when I called at 9:00 a.m. Marla had done absolutely nothing! So by the time Chris and I got there she had dilated at least to 3 cm and that was about 2:15 p.m. Needless to say Allie was being a little stubborn! Good news is that she is a healthy little girl and we are so proud for Chan and Marla!! They have been waiting for this moment for almost 10 years and it has finally arrived. We thank the good Lord above for blessing them with this precious little girl!!

Marla will kill me for posting a picture with her in it. She will just have to get over it!! She knows me too well!!
Marla's great niece Alivia getting to hold her baby cousin
Finally my turn!!
Chris is very used to holding little girls!
Last night we took the girls back to the hospital to see Baby Allie. Lillian was so excited and couldn't wait to hold her. Abby was getting excited too especially when Baby Allie started crying.
Lillian holding Allie
Abby getting in the picture
All of these sweet girls!
Just so precious!
They are hoping to come home today. I am sure that I will have more pictures this weekend because I am cooking supper for them on Friday night. Lillian is already asking when is Friday going to get here so that I can see Baby Allie.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Very Busy Weekend!

Saturday we had Madigyn and Landyn's 3rd birthday party at the Splash Pad in Decatur. Boy, was it hot!! Lillian was so excited about going. Lillian and Abby both had a great time. We hope that Madigyn and Landyn had a great birthday!!

Fun with friends!
Cooling off!
Loving the water!
The birthday twins!!
On Sunday night after church we had a surprise birthday party for Angela who was turning 30. The kids had so much fun playing. We hope Angela has many more birthdays to come.
Abby is addicted to the swings!
Lillian found a new friend.
The big 3-0!
Great cake!!
The birthday girl!
Kids letting go of balloons
Abby had a great time with all the kids wanting to push her in the stroller! Why does she really need to walk when she has got someone to push her around all the time????
Katie Lee watching the balloons go bye-bye!
I will have more information on Baby Allie in my next post! Hope everyone is having a great week!!